Accession Number : ADA338859

Title :   AAV IRAM Transmission Review

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jun-Dec 98

Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TXTARDEC FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCH FACILITY

Personal Author(s) : Bessee, Gary B. ; Yost, Douglas M. ; Likos, William E. ; Page, Richard A. ; Benac, Daniel J.

PDF Url : ADA338859

Report Date : MAR 1998

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The objective of this program was to provide the United States Marine Corps Logistics Bases, Albany, GA, engineering support services for the AAV RAM transmission. The TARDEC Fuels and Lubricants Research Facility (TFLRF) at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), in conjunction with AERA, Inc. was tasked to perform an independent assessment and evaluation of past literature and seal, housing, and fluid problems and other failures modes related to the IRAM transmission. Visits were made to Logistics Bases, Albany; GA, Barstow, CA; and 29 Palms, CA to discuss problem areas and evaluate an on-going field demonstration. The preferred cast iron seal ring was selected based on the field demonstration. Other problem areas with the IRAM transmission had already been addressed AERA or solutions are currently in progress.

Descriptors :   *TRANSMISSIONS(MECHANICAL), COMBAT READINESS, IRON, AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLES, WELDING.

Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE